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World Cup 2022: Suppressed report into corruption allegations published - BBC Sport
Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid are published in the German media. As if that weren’t bad enough...

Report: Qatar's World Cup Expected To Take More Lives Than 9/11
More people will die in the construction of Qatar 2022 than died in the September 11th attacks. There is literally no sporting event in the world that is worth this.

Premier League newcomers Brighton carry out safety checks to Amex Stadium amid fears 'Grenfell Tower cladding' was used - Mirror Online
The Reynobond aluminium composite material is understood to be in the construction of Brighton’s stadium, which opened six years ago.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 'taking some time to think' plans - Luis Campos - ESPN FC
Lemme think. Should I make a bazillion dollars where I’m happy now, or move somewhere and still be happy and make a bazillion dollars? Tough choices.

Dani Alves has been added to the Premier League's official website, refuelling rumours of his imminent move to England
This is another one of those “how not to do transfer rumors” things.

NASL expands to San Diego: Eden Hazard, Demba Ba among investors | SI.com
If San Diego is ever eventually awarded an MLS expansion team, it'll have a noisy neighbor.

MLS expansion: Will four viable bids even emerge on road to 28? | SI.com
One by one, MLS's preferred destinations for its ambitious expansion are falling by the wayside and experiencing difficulties in securing what's needed.